WHALLEY RANGE CRICKET & LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Whalley Range Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club has been a fixture in south Manchester since 1845, and moved to its current home on Kingsbrook Road in 1923.
It provides cricket and tennis practice, training and match facilities for people of all ages and abilities all year round, and has two fully stocked bars and all the facilities of a modern sports club. There are three all-weather tennis courts, with lighting, and qualified coaches; three cricket nets, a batting cage for the artificial wicket on the 17 pitch square; and it is all fully accessible for people with disabilities.
But it is people who make a club, and the club members are the club’s owners, and provide all the volunteers to make it run (relatively) smoothly. We keep the membership rates pretty low, and we are now over 600 and growing. The members direct the club’s development through its committee structures, and every year investments are made in the club’s facilities.
The club is fully compliant with Safe Hands; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; has achieved Club Mark; and is the winner of Cricketer Magazine’s inaugural Greenest Cricket Club in the UK award. It strives to be sustainable.
SPORT-FOR ALL AGES
All players are given the opportunity to play, regardless of their abilities. We are a fully inclusive club and have teams and coaches to suit all levels. We work closely with local schools and often hold training open to everyone.
BE ABLE TO PLAY
All players get a chance to play regardless of ability at Whalley Range Sports Club. We are inclusive, friendly and welcoming club and cater for all levels.
Our clubhouse is the perfect place to meet friends and teammates. We are open all year round and our 2-screen TVs feature the latest sports. Both of our function rooms can be rented all year round. The clubhouse is open to members and non-members.
The club celebrates its centenary at Kingsbrook Road in April 2023. The last 20 years have seen the club changed beyond recognition to past generations, and yet there are plans for still further development.
The General Committee is made up of representatives from cricket and tennis, including Paul Davies, Chris Battle, Ash Kaushal and Anne Gamble, amongst others, all of whom are at the club regularly.
THE PERFECT WAY TO MEET NEW FRIENDS
Whether you’re playing sports or watching sports, attending Whalley Range Sports Club is the perfect way to make new friends. The clubhouse is open to everyone all year round.